I’m adopting a new patron, Robert Southwell, SJ (1561-1595). He was a poet-martyr and came from a distinguished family, some of whom knew Shakespeare. He boarded at the English College at Douay and studied at the Jesuit College of Anchin, both of which were associated with the University of Douay. With Rheims, Douay produced the first English Bible. There have been other notable Roberts in history, none I can think of in American history, except Robert Frost. The Jesuits of today can claim Southwell as one of their own no longer. They no more resemble him than a sling shot resembles a patrone.
Patrone 88; clip for the Mauser Rifle 88 (WWI); 9 September 2011; author RidgebackAttack
11/3/2022 03:31:23 pm
The story of the "undercover Jesuits" who were stationed in France ("Jacobites in exile") and sneaked from there into England to do their work "ad maiorem Dei gloria" is one of the most fascinating parts of Church and World History. Maybe from there came the fascination for espionage novels into the British DNA...
11/3/2022 03:35:53 pm
Another "notable Robert in history": Robert Catesby, the "co-worker" of Guy Fawkes...
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